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Ode to: Bat For Lashes

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The last photo is from Natasha Khan’s, (aka Bat for Lashes) show at Webster Hall on August 12th. Although I did not take the above image (too busy dancing), I can assure you, it was as cool, technicolor, and wolf-howl filled as it looks.

Natasha’s recorded music is more singer-songwriter than dance or electronic. The show, on the other hand, was intensely different, focused on more electro heavy beats then her recorded stuff. Now, that is not to say that the music wasn’t brilliant, it’s actually absurd how amazing her voice is live. The crowd was absolutely mad for her, and I don’t think there was a single person in there standing still. It was one big party and she definitely delivered as hostess.  And while I can go on and on about her brilliant lyrics, amazing live show and beautiful voice, let’s focus on the fact that her style is killer.

It was probably 1000 degrees in Webster Hall that night, and yet, Natasha came out in a long-sleeved pant catsuit, with hair fringe along the arms. I felt heat stroke-ish just looking at her! I am insanely jealous of how amazingly over the top and put together she always looks and yet, like she doesn’t try at all. It’s as though she wakes up in the morning, throws on whatever is lying around, and then looks like that. Seriously, what’s a girl to do?

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Viking Party at the Food Network Studios

Last night, I had the pleasure to attend a party for Viking, manufacturers of  ranges, refrigerators and the like. The party featured the sleek new Viking Designer Series and was held at the Food Network Studios. The appetizers were delicious and the drinks were flowing. The spiked apple cider was so good, I had to ask for the recipe (Maker’s Mark, cointreau, bitters, and apple cider.) Hello new holiday drink tradition! The party was great, even if I didn’t win any prizes -thanks for letting us go ahead of you in line Apartment Therapy editor : )  but then you won with ticket 556990, while we were stuck with 556991 : (   Oh well, can’t win them all.

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Carnival Strippers

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I have always had a fascination with carnivals and sideshows, especially of yesteryear. This fascination is well known with my friends, and I have the artwork on my walls to prove it. Much to my delight, I received this book from a friend for a birthday, and I can’t even tell you how insanely interesting and beautiful and weird it is.

The girls in the book are not touched up, not perfect by any means but they are beautiful. There is an ethereal quality to them, even though many of their eyes seem haunted. The book touches upon their stories and experiences, most of which are somewhat disturbing. It’s really a fascinating book, and the photographs are amazing. I especially like the last image (above) of the boy at his first girl show. He’s young, maybe 12-ish and bright eyed, one in a crowd amongst countless dirty old men with creepy glances. It’s not even fathomable in today’s world, and for good reason, but the image is so striking to me. Seriously, take a look at this book.

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